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spanish. visit. crime is day to be heard the region is making history deciding whether to remain part of ukraine or break away and asked to be taken into russia. on the invaders use little success as our camera crew crimea for the mythical tank columns. rest in venezuela escalates with caracas blaming the u.s. for inciting the anti-government protests that have already claimed twenty eight lives and both sides of the atlantic see massive anti fracking protests amid allegations that gas extraction method is causing earthquakes in the u.s. .
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hello there the latest developments and a look back at the last seven days you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international now people in crimea are waking up to a crucial day that will see their future decided one way or another. polls are now open throughout the region and people are voting in a referendum they have two options to choose from option one crimea remains part of ukraine even so it would gain greater autonomy clothing separate citizenship and an independent legal system option to it becomes part of russia although that would have to be ratified by president putin ortiz boris there is in the crimean capital right now we can go live to paula the polls have been open for three hours now have
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things been running smoothly what's the sense of feeling. well so far everything is smooth the weather here really has turned quite nasty it's cold and raining but that isn't keeping the crowds away within minutes of those polls opening this morning at eight o'clock local time there were dozens of people lined up outside we're already hearing from the head of the election commission in so vast a poll that they expect all people there to have voted by mid day we're also hearing that a turnout of around eighty percent is expected with the results likely to be announced already this evening the situation is calm there is a great sense of excitement in the air talking to people on the street they all have the same message and that is that they believe that this is an historic occasion the overwhelming majority of people here are likely to vote to join russia there was however one incident of provocation on saturday we hearing from crimean authorities that a group of armed men seized a gas pumping station in the east of the country and before self-defense units
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arrived there they managed to cut off and block gas supplies and heating to several hospitals schools and residential areas the situation however it now is back in the hands of the self-defense units they have restored order. it is karma i took to the streets of some from apple which is where i am in the capital city here in crimea to get a sense of what people are thinking and why the overwhelming majority here are likely to vote in favor of joining russia. right now our mission will you know they all want to speak their they are awful on their outlook everybody feel that all those people like it all of ukraine only but most to criminals as well as russians and europeans view them as nazi collaborators on friday night two people were killed and at least four more injured in harkov eastern ukraine by gunmen from the radical right sick to movement one of the
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strongest nationalist groups the leader of the right sector is running for president he's also on an international wanted list for inciting terrorism and has demanded that kiev provide his fighters with weapons in response to the situation in crimea. the interim kiev government has six ministers including the deputy prime minister from the ultra nationalist far right svoboda party one m.p. from the party has already threatened russia with nuclear weapons if moscow does not cease to support the developments in crimea. i. think our government is not legal and as it gets or is a power only by or not by desire of people as a corrupt or is a air power or only buyers them self the forceful grab of power violent seizure of government buildings and nothing short of armed coupe that's how crimean see recent events and here they strongly disagree that those protesting in the capital
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represented the majority of the country's population and refused to recognize the coming to authorities as a legitimate. first thing the good government did when they came to power was to make a law canceling the russian language obviously it created waves in the south east because that's a mostly russian speaking region it created a lot of anger ninety seven percent of crimea speak russian and the fact that one of the first actions was to stop the russian language of its official status could not leave people here in different russian has also disappeared from government websites they were also being cases of russian journalists being denied access to the country. that if you were the world when russia gave fifteen billion dollars it didn't put any conditions on ukraine it was for the ukrainians to decide how to use the money when europe gives money it immediately
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stipulates conditions to resourceful benefits and to open the economy to european products ukrainian products one standout to competition from european products of europe in the market like the partnership deal with the e.u. was seen as catastrophic here from the onset now the west is promising economic aid through the international monetary fund but the assistance comes under the strictest of conditions and has already pushed other countries to the brink of collapse in today's referendum voters will be asked only two questions but whichever way the people choose the status of crimea will inevitably be very different from what it is now and there were actually many more reasons for people here to want their change policy r.t. some for opel crimea but i think with international observers are in crimea at the moment to oversee the referendum and we spoke to were some of them about the ballot . i would like to see if there's really a way for the crimean people to express their will and i think that's only what counts if the people in dremiel wants to leave ukraine and join the russian
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federation then we should respect this there is a goal of people in for me to actually vote about of our own future. of course is not happy about that but still you have to accept and to respect. of people in crimea i think they could be some propagates lever. coming from the from. the far right. movement. of teach. the majority of the people. looking for security for stability for i. wouldn't be afraid. to take. the view we get through the european media american and european media is a very distorted i must say very very distorted you get no objective information for
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the time being through the media so we decided to come here. while some western politicians have been very critical of russia's policies in ukraine my colleague bill dodd discussed the turmoil in the country with brooks new market british conservative and pay his part of that debate it isn't illegal it is merely legal referendum you cannot have unilaterally areas within countries having its own referenda why then surely other lebanese would why its central government in kiev regarded as legitimate from the west point of view when in fact it broke a peace deal brokered by politicians. knowledge of the concessions by may by which and yet it broke that peace deal and pushed its way into power is that legal and is that a democratic process. and that's a fair question but the question is then is it up then for russia to go in and illegally invade another country to resolve that there's been plenty of t.v.
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footage which we've all seen of russian soldiers out of their bases pointing guns at ukrainian soldiers. well the footage that we've just described was shown by the same channels that have apparently got carried away with military movements in crimea whether it be mythical tank columns invading ukraine or russian troops storming bases in really close out of a has been trying to sort out the fact from the fiction that what certain media is reverberates in with the notion of a massive russian invasion in crimea this week the self-proclaimed prime minister of ukraine raised the alarm over what he claimed were russian forces and his country carrying russian bolts on the ground through russian tanks except to bill in the twenty first century well that's what all screens like this one on c.n.n. have been showing yes those are russian tanks or i could have checked the location though because if they did they would see that it's actually four hundred fifty kilometers east of the ukrainian border and part of russia's military drills but
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it's what about ukraine well we went there to see if we can find any. well it wasn't easy i have to tell you but yes we had met with did find one german journalist mind you also riots or census this reports when i traveled to crimea i expected to find what i saw on western t.v. back home images of the russian foreign machine invading ukraine and it holds a protest by western politicians claiming an invasion was taking place right in front of our eyes i confess i did see one russian tank with my own eyes but this war machine has been here since the one nine hundred forty s. and didn't move ever since ok so no russian tanks but hold on a second there is talk of russian troops who are these people are they evil russian soldiers who have been flown in to capture crimea or at the very least sway crimean voters. our correspondents want to speak to them and
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find out who they truly are we are just people who feel it's our duty to protect our native city. from sevastopol myself spend my whole life year we maintain public order look out for any provocations and make sure nobody attacks journalists and the rest of the people but it's the nerds. i represent the self defense dance company one of ten companies formed on february the twenty third insuperable to be my commander and here base the commander of the crimean front a public group which decided to act in these difficult times why do you think these are the russian military they are crimean i'm crimea myself. stable must know that they are safe and protected and not by the military but by regular citizens like themselves ok i get through these guys are but white there's a whole russian military base there oh yes russia is a black sea fleet is facing crimea under the open here and in fact it has been
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there for centuries under the terms of the lease and russia could actually send thousands of more but it hasn't and it's not achieved deal either in moscow ninety eight million dollars a year. we just don't bring the press with what it's you see what's going on in ukraine people are being killed but if you come to civil stoppel you'll find peace and stability that's why we're here to ensure that there's this false impression of war because of all the military personnel stationed here and of course it's being used to undermine the truth i know what kind of media war is being waged now that russia occupied this territory no it's nothing like that well we tried really hard to find those russian crimea or at least heavily armed russian soldiers arts alas we failed but what we do know for
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a fact is that there is definitely strong support for becoming part of russia but i so exactly how many people feel that way well that's what the popular vote is for wearing a cost of artsy. and in the last few minutes. in international the crimea referendum told r.t. that say far the voting has been without incident or intimidation quite frankly the presence of troops are in the streets is virtually nonexistent and the only thing resembling any such thing are the on middle aged cossack's behind me who are positioned outside the rather building here in simferopol in your opinion do you think it's unfair that crimea is here that their vote today is illegitimate by the west considering that the west has for many decades backed similar referendums we can just ten now if he signed soundbites from over the last few years to demonstrate the point the referendum on self-determination
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self-determination right to speak their language be recognized by more nations around the world shape their daily lives turman their own future must take place why do you think things have changed because the western powers function on the basis of situational morality and not of any firm principle the succession of costs of zero from serbia has been enthusiastically supported by the united states and its west european partners and the right to sell the team determination was upheld are head of the right of a state to territorial integrity well what is sauce for the cost of a goose will most certainly prove to be the source for the crimean ganda but the united states and brussels are yet to come to terms with it. well some european politicians think that with kosovo as an example the west has given
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a powerful argument to russia when germany's angela merkel talked of the massive damage that moscow would surface she faced rebuke moments later when left party member gaga see took to the podium. with kosovo they opened a pandora's box what's allowed for kosovo you should also allow for others i told you this but you haven't listen to me winning the cold war has eclipsed everything for you you forgot about everything else the basques are asking why can't they make their choice whether they want to stay within spain or not catalonians are asking why can't they decide whether they want to belong to spain or not of course people living in crimea are asking the same thing i think that crimea breaking away from ukraine is just the same as kosovo i knew putin would use this argument and he did it. throughout the week in cities across eastern ukraine people have been gathering to protest the killing kiev and backed the
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crimean referendum ryan o'neal reports now from the east of the country. with the referendum underway in crimea now it's also appeared that there are parts of the east of the country that on entirely happy with the post government in kiev either in donetsk where i am now thousands rallied yesterday in opposition to the government and marched on the security services headquarters where they demanded a referendum of their own asking for autonomy from ukraine and there's also been violence here between. on probation protesters which on thursday night resulted in the stabbing of one something to death of one person after police failed to keep them apart in coc of one of the east biggest cities two people killed in a night of clashes right sector radicals opened fire on a group of prover should protesters on which to a right sector a building where they threw molotov cocktails and fired shots from automatic rifles at the protesters and never petroff six people were carrying on see fascist clock cards demonstrated against the kiev government in the square i mean lugansk
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a russian flag was held over the city hall now they've they've banned protests there now until the end of march but with the referendum underway in crimea and these demonstrations in opposition to the post-coup government in kiev taking place it will be interesting to see how this unravels after this weekend. well when it came to direct pressure on russia western nations have been trying to squeeze the kremlin with threats of sanctions but let's have a look at europe's interest in economic ties with moscow russia is the use third largest commercial partner with trade worth more than three hundred billion euro france has been counting on a billion euro warship sail to moscow most of europe's cars are sold to russia as the country holds the title of the blocks largest automobile market in the winter might be over but the you still buys almost a third of its gas from moscow london meanwhile has enjoyed luxury property sales to russians with five hundred million dollars and every year russians spend
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seventeen million euros in u.k. school fees now even if these markets are close to moscow there are still other partners in east trade with beijing has been booming lately going up by more than forty percent in twenty ten plus the sides ratified an agreement that will see china buying thirty one million tonnes of russian oil and geo political analyst patrick henningsen believes and he sanctions on russia will become a bitter blow for the west. in terms of any sanctions from the e.u. there's no chance whatsoever that it's all bark and no bite you know as far as washington goes. if they do impose sanctions it's huge ramifications here for for progress that's made been made globally in the last century and that's the restart of the start treaty in two thousand and ten that's certainly in jeopardy if washington keeps an aggressive stance on this and you have also the nuclear threat initiative and
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a lot of joint programs between the west and russia regarding the nuclear arsenal nuclear proliferation so what is washington really serious and they're willing to throw all that away to go so we're going to start the clock back in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine that's what i see happening with this this talk coming out of washington. and we will bring you live updates on the situation in ukraine as the referendum progress is all corresponds to stationed in every major city in crimea monitoring the events that to bring you the latest developments and it's not just on the. crimean cities where ossie has the courage to stay with us for more after the break. there's a media leader so we lead the media. by the same motions your. father your party there's a bill. that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's
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hello again venezuela's foreign minister says the us is directly encourage the violent protests that have already taken twenty eight lives in the south american country that followed the words of u.s. secretary of state john kerry who claimed that caracas was waging a terror campaign against its own nation and while caracas justifies the actions of its security forces by blaming the u.s. washington in turn claims venezuela has found a scapegoat for its internal problems president nicolas maduro warned protesters to clear a central square in the capital that turned into their stronghold otherwise they would be forcibly evicted venezuela analyst gregory will believes america is fueling the ongoing unrest. i don't think there's any chance that the government will be overthrown by these protests or anything like that but certainly the u.s. government is supporting the opposition by both financially and by
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giving it moral support and encouragement. just recently u.s. senate is passing a resolution over trees so it's going to have a government officials so this is kind of things that only encourages the opposition and i think it contributes to a large extent why the protests up and down are down here at the same time we know if you go through the list of people who've been killed so far and wounded in these protests. by and large people who are wounded and killed by. their own opposition forces and. police forces are very very small minority are directly attributable to the police force. in other news this week a series of earthquakes in the u.s. state of ohio brought shale gas extraction or fracking to hold an investigation has been launched into whether the tremors were caused by the controversial technique
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around a thousand people in another state california have staged a protest against the fracking that has been dubbed as the biggest u.s. the u.s. action of this kind in this came as an echo of previous demonstrations in the u.k. that are also being described as record breaking this had no effect on the e.u. parliament voted for tougher environmental checks on oil and gas exploration but excluded shale gas well remains divided over the years. among european countries it's britain poland who are pushing most aggressively to develop the industry with spain remaining following their lead yet other states like germany france and bulgaria have decided to put it on hold grain activists sharon wilson explained why people are so against fracking. there actually has been quite a bit of research and we do know that that fracking causes a lot of harm fracking enabled drilling has tremendous emissions the methane is
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bad for our climate we do know that water is getting contaminated and eighty six percent of americans want clean renewable energy resources anyone who watch what's happening in the united states and in australia and canada would know that there are too many problems to go forward with this at this time. sunday's the final day of the sochi twenty forty paralympics has been a remarkable event seeing the team rush to excel with a record breaking medal haul all season see friends in sochi with the updates. well the games are not over these athletes are still up in the mountain cluster competing for the medals and of course if the opening ceremonies were any indication of what to expect the closing ceremonies of the twenty fourteenth such a winter paralympic games will not disappoint whatsoever the weather is held throughout the organization has been really well done for these games but don't
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take my word for it let's listen to the athletes and spectators the organization was phenomenal everything was great. by ski racer and the racing was extremely low for this guy and i don't feel really. a lot of being there is an over hundreds of here because it's just amazing to leave this. to have such an emotional prime takes a very good then he should be all the people are very obviously to be here. very well of course being the paralympic games and stories of personal triumph abound here in soccer you but of course the home team seems to be most proud of their medal count that's right but it's not just the medal count the legacy that that the home team will leave behind here and saatchi it's also what the games mean we've talked to the president of the saatchi twenty fourteen organizing committee for more on that all these the proper to all these. people
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there who do they have to show all of the country and it will work. for food for the interest and regards the development of the sport the home team is tied for the most successful host city of the winter paralympic games and of course the day is not over so we will wait and see if it breaks the record. yeah well done to everyone of them thanks for being with r.t. today up next we continue to cover the situation in crimea in our special report stay with us. the evils of inflation and private central banks don't just affect the usa alone
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recently the russian ruble has gone from around thirty roubles to the dollar to thirty five yikes people in the russian media are now debating whether to go dollars or euros but the thing they forget is that all this paper money one way or another is doomed by inflation so if you have a few thousand dollars or rubles that what should you do with it many people say that gold is the way to go because it has retained value for thousands of years but land has also been in big demand since the dawn of time and paper money inflates into nothing a nice big chunk of the earth's surface is always worth something according to the washington post and twenty eleven the u.s. so security system is forty five billion in negative cash flow so maybe it's time to invest in having some children because for most of human history your retirement package was your kids so security might not cut it for my generation and last but not least you can still buy and sell guns from the eight hundred for cash what other things in your house will retain that much value in over one hundred years so maybe if you are one of the mega rich guys playing currency games you can fight
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inflation but for the rest of us gold land kids and samuel colt are probably the safest financial options but that's just my opinion. i used to ukrainian fascists have come to our land it's a threat to russia yes actually i'd like to address directly. i'm russian to
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just like you. premier is a small republic and russia is a huge country to defend us. hiding behind fancy why the law came to an end when the first molotov cocktail was thrown at our guys who stood there defending the law and order we believed in. it here and no more laws in ukraine now . jeremy has never surrendered to anyone and it never will. he. did not fail we can see wounded offices from the crimean branch of the right place to spend eighty days in kiev on my done trying to maintain public order but i have just let you know what the public order was like people with gunshot wounds for example this is a friend. he was shot in both legs there are other officers who also have gunshot
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wounds to their limbs some of them have gone concussion endurance and yet i'm the father of one of those guys my son is that he's one of them i think it was an outrage that shooting at police officers is valuable you know but even more outrageous is the order they were given a general to carry out their duties without this service guys. thank. that you made the right sector was mounting an attack they started throwing stones at us there was a hail of stones and firebombs people had gone there with axes we tried to hold them back while they tried to provoke us twice we fell back they came forward and started throwing stones there are a lot of injured among us. many people suffered injuries to their limbs i. think i
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think i would say you should we stood there was nothing but shields and bottoms of all my officers and i was like get me up like a cannon fire but they were shooting at us as though we were talking to the firing range didn't go we want to shoot that guy let's shoot this one how about one seventy one one later or so one of the officers the bullet went into his arm and came out of his shoulder should be all shots and i have bullet wounds right through both my legs are my protector is a bullet went through one of them. you brought up i was lucky they aim for the knee but my protectress slipped down and i just got off to that they're still saying these people are peaceful demonstrators you know so that means peaceful people just put a bullet through my leg why do you want and so many people were burnt cork fire in less than no time thief
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knows they can die it's nice to be in the shower those missiles we didn't realize were being shot at until the first officer fell on the move so there was a second officer went down after him i was alone i wasn't even standing in the first row to gamble because you feel they've got the pull you out of bullets first officers shields and my fingers are blown off by the pilot slowed by simple shot it's a nasty thing is that now they're waging an information war against the you from us and they insist we had guns and you wonder how would so many of us get injured and killed if we were all armed to. be think of when you still watch it was. the priest was talking marines be hard person to use inciting people against is as if we were all demons everything was against us
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he said and god is with them what is this some kind of crusade feel free to kill you'll be forgiven anyway. so those who can guarantee our children safety i will call the parents of each bill could you not fight a person i can tell them to stand up for their children if anyone touches my son or his friends i would bloody die tearing them to pieces. i think yes we the people of crimea will rule here and we won't allow thugs to seize power. to crimea ends let's jones parts of crimea ends. it's a crimea ends at one point we realized that the existing government had no control over what was happening in kiev anymore we saw that armed militants in flak jackets with firearms with their faces behind masks were taking over at that moment we
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realized it was us who had to protect peace and order in crimea that's why the political party russian unity called for full mobilization to create volunteer groups for the purpose of self defense i'm not going to plan to form just one battalion today but many more people than we'd expected turns up to a long time my don was voicing the idea that the southeast of the country was passive and the crimea passivist well when you put say thought that they couldn't just come here and take over the place and no one would stand up to them but are so far going ization is a vivid illustration of just how active the crimea is actually are it proves that they really are ready to fight for their rights and legitimate interests. you know is a truly momentous time in the history of crimea. i'm asking everyone i'm begging you please cool friends relatives neighbors men and women in space should be here with us now. saw advice on it's now altogether.
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for crimea. theme next. month shuki of each will never be thought of as heroes by crimea and our true heroes will always be our grandfathers who set our country free from fascists in one hundred forty five he said. dearest portrait hangs inside the kiev administration building will never acknowledge the rule of people who treat him as a hero. you. are supporters of the euro. as we call him here in crimea other people who see stuff as a role model. at the very beginning of the second world war he joins. groups in ukraine. those groups to hold battalion to the volunteer as.
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it's about the new and those battalions were called roland to go from the very beginning of the war to nine hundred forty one they became notorious for their ethnic cleansing of the jews russians and poles and live off. course as it seems the new followers of. the idea of coming out on the streets of kiev shouting with europe. and europe is not a single neo nazi member of parliament was there are about fifty of them at the moment in the ukrainian parliament. or. there's no ukrainian power in sevastopol today everyone must understand that this government is not legitimate and all live in the town should now make that clear it's just. a. number. come here from kiev and say he will rule here and everything will be done
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according to his who will well i don't want to leave like that no i want our people to decide but instead they just come here and give orders. i'm saving my done of sevastopol. i want them to stay away from here. how in the country has been seized by force and we slaves. that's why we have to serve that sevastopol says this law. and is ours we have nowhere to run i don't know country is russia. and we want to say mother russia look at your children was i'm saying sevastopol has never surrendered no one will force us to neo. so i'm asking you to support the candidacy of alexei charlie for the position of town where he's russian to each thank god we're russians be. put in then look at the peaceful demonstrations that was
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dope on you no one has bats we don't cover our faces with mass cycling if you are in for some reason the peaceful demonstrators of western ukraine all wear masks you can't see the faces of these people you don't know who says what what's the starvation and what to my face is opening story all the faces of men and women all around me all these people who are here now and who come here every day where no masks shouldn't that proves we're telling the truth speaking from our hearts when you can we're not just dogs who come to break into people's arms and legs and take over buildings we're not taking over anything. would we was that existed to look at what the western ukrainians did in the valley in region which by the way is one of their own western regions that we're not even talking now about southeastern parts and service though for a sequel still for the u.s. they handcuffed their own governor and forced him to his knees how can he reason
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with these people she was what is there to talk about with people who call themselves true ukrainians. was was i was her was was . god yes i feel for your time is over i can hear what i'm saying do you hear me. what are you doing get your hands off me scum that. i'm going to have to tell the media that the district prosecutor has gone away. he's gone for treatment. he's busted here they really don't want to carry out the g.t.s. if this is not such a true shut up i'm talking to you i'm talking to you ok sit down. i'm asking
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you bastard do you want me to look you in the cell let me explain explain it to the people you bought that you'll explain to the people on my desk and we'll drag you with a rope into the i don't square. i mean what the hell is that it's simply beyond my understanding and we're saying we live in a tolerant country of people look around you this is a tolerant country and these are reasonable people. there is a peaceful demonstration of town. this is sevastopol residents expressing their will see people who live in sevastopol in the neighboring villages have come here there are to cool it there's no military man there's no military equipment only ordinary people should be able to come hit any extremists which that's why we organized this checkpoint. this is are here to prevent sevastopol from turning into
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a second key if that's all. we don't want any demonstrations or nationalists here we don't want them we need sevastopol to be a quiet town and look at what they've done in kiev do you think that people in kiev are happy. to see it we're not turning violent if something looks suspicious we. also questions as long as we get all and says it means everything's ok. hello what are you transporting me what chicken made i see you have documents or the goods. yeah ok welcome to service the will go on. we have nothing to hide and everyone knows our faces is a service stoeckel is a small town why would we hide that. besides we're not doing anything illegal it's
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a totally peaceful act it isn't against the law. when just expressing oh we'll that's all. you know recall be very black and white approach that. in the beginning of the crisis you know either you or you are with russia. it was. reasonable. to.
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it was serious what do you stand for you were for ukrainian unity for peace and freedom in ukraine was it i got your signs on ukraine or is the current me into turf like look there's a ukrainian flag our hearts are with ukraine was there are two groups of people here we have crimean tatars on one side and people from the russian speaking population on the other that this disease anyway is that of the biggest peaceful discussion the situation rapidly became quite tense at the worst some clashes that our job i did was was was that it was nine hundred thousand i doubt saw the brothers don't understand that the ukrainian government
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has been deceiving both us and them for twenty years now was i don't understand what they've been darrius all of us slackens doing here on our crimean peninsula it's clear why there should be a russian and tatar flags like what on earth does by derry has to do with crimea it's beyond comprehension all the i.c.c. pangandaran as a traitor and a fascist even more interesting though that the flag was raised right beside the crimean tatar flags that can only mean that they support nationalism and they support been dara should be somebody who doesn't bend their of dollars that they could over the whole of ukraine if i did was put in waiting for the russians will be purged from crimea in any case down with fascism i'd be we.
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i. know we're all gathered together here to support for our guys the soldiers of the book of riot police by being here we want to show them that they are not physically and morally that they have been abandoned and that we will never desert them in this cruel world where so many people are trying to make them look bad we want to declare to the world we won't surrender our guys to all of us could riot police officers are heroes. i you could see the reaction of the crimean population you can even see how russian people react to a posse just carrying a bucket officer. always
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smiling. when he smiled a lot and ever since he was a very small child he said to me as a chance i. said what are you talking about at the. barricades we're surrounded by don so. much longer i have thirty officers and six of them have already been sent to hospital. i. snipers shot through the night. and it was impossible to save him. a ha ha that would be it treats to vitaly from a grieving fiance if. he
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told a charity my dear a bit early. why are those strangers shooting children. we were we had a premonition on the last day he called me and said dad terrible things are happening here i don't know the words to explain it all to you properly it's everything has been destroyed the cobbled road has been torn up and they're throwing the cobblestones from the road right at us and i asked them but how do you shelter from that we just make a wall with our shields we are unable to do anything else that was the last conversation we ever had and seven forty and then by ten past nine it was gone.
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if your share every body has families and children people haven't had their salaries or pensions for two months that's tough you should watch next to someone that you want a normal life one time to reach some kind of consensus and if they can't do that who is seriously asking to be part of russia because today it's not just about talking for today their real enemy is knocking on our doors we're asking we're begging russia not to forget about us we ploy we're asking for how to make you feel like you. in the event of a critical situation developing would russia be able to give us a passport to we were turned system gets a russian citizenship and we ladies and gentlemen i want to tell you that at the
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moment the process of obtaining russian citizenship is the same as it was before there have been no changes. there are any changes we will inform you in due course she would usually. think oh thank you to protect us thank you. who can you please i can come here for the whole days they can come here from western ukraine america when they want to see site break but they will never be able to keep me quiet because they will never be able to make me speak in a language that i don't want to speak. speak it on principle you building when you go they will never force me the way they forced our guys to they knees actually got that. they forced our barricade officers and all the un team i don activists and protests. asterisk to kneel and sing the ukrainian national anthem.
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a simple i was one of those who return like this from kiev by bus so i'll get straight to the worst part of the story i sold two buses that have been battered before they got to ours. but we try to persuade them to let us pass through because well we were travelling to a peaceful demonstration. but they just started pulling people out through the windows to before that they'd thrown gasoline filled bottles out. the doors were already opened on those animals were behind the bus and shouted to us come out we're going to kill you they started to trickle south some guys began to jump off and the first of them were beaten up really badly it was awful it was really scary . then they made us hold our hands like this and move in
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a squat position while we shouted out their slogans show us a bit to show first we were made to shout that we had disgraced the nation and then glory to ukraine or to be heroes then they forced us to pick up shards of glass from the windows that they'd broken while we had to seen the crimean national anthem at the same time. third thing. that's total disabled there were two women on our boss me and another who was also called janice everyone was making jokes about that today chan it's just amazing they dropped us off on the motorway and sad girls get their own you're all it's just we're all really wanted and i couldn't take it any more why and finally called the boss manager and he whispered to me shoosh wait just sitting here some. thing terrible is going on seven people our own dad. we were just terrified
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says. this. student. says. this little. business was. just. the road was blocked by a harvest that was impossible to get through. to find a peaceful solution but they didn't agree they started throwing bottles molotov
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cocktails right on the bus there on the motorway. they were all carrying batons and beat up everybody who was getting off the bus. to the ground or they get me in the ribs with a stick and then they used reinforcing rods on my head. my face was completely covered in blood and i was just lying there with blood flowing. they said head and then they carried on taking a good. bit of. out that would. be good but it was basically in the same force belt area but there were no bends in the road. out of the buses bunch of people like this one did and we were leaving well we were running away to be more precise. there's a fildes in the forest it was wet on the ground was very cold and damp. what
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changed it was very hot i'm still stressed out by it i can't sleep for more than three hours and then i wake up i wake up in a cold sweat at night i think that we were very lucky to have come back alive it was pure luck. which they did my four year old son recently asked me mom this morning my done in ukraine and the over. cheers to my eyes i wrote down those faced by one piece in our country so that my children never have tossed me questions like that as never have to know why people die.
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that this comes from the heart you know i've never even seen him in person for me this is the image of a hero the world's first cosmonaut everyone knows his name but few people ever seen a man. like conic first spaceflights the product of good fortune or destiny. constantly fail to land struggling he couldn't see the ground in school they started throwing punches at it what it there was a turning point. in a. good line investigation of the fishing industry.
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reveals what's hidden in fish farms waters. on the me because. i saw it spread all over norway is the most toxic food you have in the whole world profit drowns out in the tissue inquiry furthermore tells restrictions. who really knows what's inside the filet of fish. loon and children on the news in the link to the close women in the news is working with martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today to me i have a drawn. drones have not
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caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part they have been very precise decision strikes against. this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight. we do sum up. with all the countries. and i can confirm that we are operating in. afghanistan as the only other country like. afghanistan still a country. crimea's
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day to be heard the region is making history deciding whether to remain part of ukraine or break away and ask to be taken into russia plus. the hunt for the invaders yield little success as our camera crews searched crimea for the mystical tank columns. now the news here at the international unrest in venezuela escalates with caracas blaming the u.s. for inciting the anti-government protests that have already claimed twenty eight lives. which international coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshing people in crimea are facing a crucial day that will see their future decided one way or another.
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polls have now opened throughout the region and people are voting and a referendum they've got two options to choose from option one crimea remains part of ukraine even so it would gain greater autonomy including separates isn't ship and an independent legal system option to it becomes part of russia although that would have to be ratified by president putin r.t. spotlessly here is in the crimean capital. so far everything is smooth the weather here really has turned quite nasty it's cold and raining but that isn't keeping the crowds away within minutes of those polls opening this morning at eight o'clock local time there were dozens of people lined up outside we already hearing from the head of the election commission in so vast a poll that they expect all people there to have voted by midday we also hearing
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that a turnout of of around eighty percent is expected with polygamy results and likely to be announced already this evening the situation is calm there is a great sense of excitement in the air talking to people on the street they all have the same message and that is that they believe that this is an historic occasion the overwhelming majority of people here are likely to vote to join russia they was however one incident a publication on saturday we're hearing from crimean authorities that a group of armed men missed seized a guest pumping station in the east of the country and before self defense units arrived there they managed to cut off and block gas supplies and heating to several hospitals schools and residential areas the situation however it now is back in the hands of the self-defense units they have restored order and electricity and the situation is calm i took to the streets of some from upul which is where i am in the capital city here in crimea to get
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a sense of what people are thinking and why the overwhelming majority here are likely to vote in favor of joining russia. they are going to missionary you know they all want to speak their they are awful when they are a tricky because they feel that all those people are a little bit of a green army but most of craniums as well as russians and europeans view them as nazi collaborators on friday night two people were killed and at least four more injured in eastern ukraine by gunmen from the radical right stick to movement one of the strongest nationalist groups the leader of the right sector. is running for president he's also on an international wanted list for inciting terrorism and has demanded that kiev provide his fighters with weapons in response to the situation in crimea. the interim kiev government has six ministers including the deputy prime minister from the ultra nationalist far right svoboda party one m.p.
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from the party has already threatened russia with nuclear weapons if moscow does not cease to support the developments in crimea. i. think our government is not legal and as it gets or is a power only by or not by a desire of people as a cup jersey air power or only buyers themself the forceful grab of power violence seizure of government buildings and nothing short of armed that's how communists see recent events and here they strongly disagree that those protesting in the capital represented the majority of the country's population and refused to recognize the coming to authorities as legitimate. versus then the good government did when they came to power was to make a law cancelling the russian language obviously it created waves in the south east because that's a mostly russian speaking with it created
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a lot of anger but. ninety seven percent of crimea speak russian and the fact that one of the first actions was to strip the russian language of its official status could not leave people here in different russian has also disappeared from government websites they were also being cases of russian journalists being denied access to the country. as you were the world when russia gave fifteen billion dollars it didn't put any conditions on ukraine it was for the ukrainians to decide how to use the money when europe gives money it immediately stipulates conditions to resourceful benefits and to open the economy or to european products ukrainian products one standout competition from european products have you open the market like the partnership deal with the e.u. was seen as catastrophic here from the onset now the west is promising economic aid through the international monetary fund but the assistance comes under the strictest of conditions and has already pushed other countries to the brink of
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collapse in today's referendum voters will be asked only two questions but whichever way the people choose the status of crimea will inevitably be very different from what it is now and there were actually many more reasons for people here to want that change policy r.t. some for a poll crimea now i came of international observers are in crimea to oversee the voting some of them told us their opinion about the ballot. i would like to see if there is really a way for the crimean people to express their will and i think that's only what counts if the people in crimea wants to leave ukraine and join the russian federation then we should respect this there is a goal of people. to actually vote of own future. is not happy about that but still you have to accept and to respect. people in crimea i think they could be some provide good steve. coming from the
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from. rights. movement. to keep this legal doesn't the majority of the people are. looking for security. stability for. the free will to take my position the view we get through the european media american and european media is very distorted i must say very very distorted you get no objective information for the time being through the media so we decided to come here. while some western politicians have been very critical of russia's policies in ukraine my colleague bill dodd discussed the turmoil in the country with brooks newmark a british conservative m.p. and here's part of their debate it isn't illegal it is near legal referendum you
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cannot have unilaterally areas within countries having its own referenda why then i'm sure why its central government in kiev regarded as legitimate from the west point of view when in fact it broke a peace deal brokered by politicians. knowledge of the concessions by may by a cave which and yet it broke that peace deal and pushed its way into power is that legal and is that a democratic process. and that's a fair question but the question is then is it then for russia to go in and illegally invade another country to rezone there's been plenty of t.v. footage which we've all seen of russian soldiers out of their bases pointing guns at ukrainian soldiers or european politicians seem to be learning their facts from mainstream t.v. and that has apparently got carried away with military movements in crimea whether it be mythical tank columns invading ukraine or russian troops storming bases artillery no cause or has been trying to sort out fact from fiction. the western
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media is reverberates in with the notion of a massive russian invasion in crimea this week the self-proclaimed prime minister of ukraine writes the alarm over what he claimed were russian forces and his country carrying russian bolts on the ground through russian tanks except to build into twenty first century well that's what all screens like this one on c.n.n. have been showing yes those are russian tanks so right there could have tracked the location no because if they did that would see that it's actually four hundred fifty kilometers east of the ukrainian border and part of russia's military drills but it's what about ukraine well we went there to see if we can find any. well it wasn't easy i have to tell you but yes we had met with did find one german journalist minor oxer rioter census this reports when i traveled to crimea i expected to find what i saw on western t.v.
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back home images of the russians or machine invading ukraine and it holds of protest by western politicians claiming an invasion was taking place right in front of our eyes i confess i did see one russian tank with my own eyes but this war machine has been here since the one nine hundred forty s. and didn't move ever since ok so no russian tanks but hold on a second there is talk of russian troops who are these people are they evil russian soldiers who have been flown in to capture crimea or at the very least sway crimean voters. our correspondents want to speak to them and find out who they truly are we are just people who feel it's our duty to protect our native city i'm from civil stores all myself spend my whole life year we maintain public order look out for any provocations and make sure nobody attacks journalists and the rest of the people but it's the nerdist felt a little small but i represent the self-defense town company one of ten companies
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formed on february the twenty. thirty insuperable be my commander and here base the commander of the crimean front that's public group which decided to act in these difficult times why do you think these are the russian military they're crimean i'm crimean myself. must know that they are safe and protected and not by the military but by regular citizens like themselves ok i get through these guys are but white there's a whole russian military base there well yes russia is a black sea fleet is facing crimea under the over here and in fact it has been there for centuries under the terms of the lease and russia could actually send thousands of more but it hasn't and it's not achieved deal either cost in moscow ninety eight million dollars a year. we are still paying a price for it but it's you see what's going on in ukraine people are being killed
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but if you come to civil stoppel you'll find peace and stability that's why we're here to ensure that. there's this false impression of war because of all the military personnel stationed here and of course it's being used to undermine the truth i know what kind of media war is being waged now that russia occupied this territory no it's nothing like that well we tried really hard to find those russian crimea or at least heavily armed russian soldiers ots alas we failed but what we do know for a fact is that there is definitely strong support for becoming part of russia but are so exactly how many people feel that way or that's what the popular vote is for marina cost of artsy now as were allegations by cave and western nations of possible voter intimidation synergetic of age and international observer at the crimea referendum told r.t. that so far there's been none of that. quite frankly the presence of
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troops are in the streets is virtually nonexistent and the only thing resembling any such thing are the middle aged cossack's behind me who are positioned outside the rather building here in simferopol in your opinion do you think it's unfair that crimea is hey that their vote today is illegitimate by the west considering that the west has for many decades banked similar referendums we can just ten now if he signed soundbites from over the last few years to demonstrate the point the referendum on self-determination self-determination right to speak their language be recognized by more nations around the world shape their daily lives term and their own future must take place why do you think things have changed because the western powers function on the basis of situational morality and not of any firm principle the succession of costs of zero
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from serbia has been enthusiastically supported by the united states and its the west european partners and the right to sell the team determination was upheld are head of the right of a state to territorial integrity well what is sauce for the cost of a goose will most certainly prove to be the source for the crimean ganda but the united states and brussels are yet to come to terms with it. when it came to the wrecked pressure on russia western nations that have been trying to squeeze the kremlin with threats of sanctions but let's have a look at europe's interests and economic ties with moscow well russia is third largest commercial partner with trade worth more than three hundred billion euros france has been counting on a billion euro warship sail to moscow most of europe's cars are sold to russia as a country holds the title of the blocks largest automobile market and the winter
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might be over but the e.u. still buys almost a third of its gas from moscow one has enjoyed luxury property sales to russians worth five hundred million dollars plus every year russians spend seventy million euros in u.k. school fees even these markets are close to moscow and there is still other partners in the east trade with beijing has been booming lately going up by more than forty percent in two thousand and ten plus the sides ratified an agreement that will see china buying thirty one million tonnes of russian oil annually worth sounders a member of germany's free voters party thing spoiling relations with moscow is not in the west interest you have always to look at subroto geo political picture if you have a speaker board over what's going on those who crane in i don't think it's in the interests of job and your europe to tensions this russia which the neighbors neighbors and frequents do business into everything is it's not in the interest. as
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soon as we admit what is the west on countries to it's to creates the chaos in the ukraine maybe sit down and scientists would listen to it and spent on that and having sanctions or anything it's. and we'll be bringing you live updates on the situation crane as the referendum progresses our correspondents are stationed in every major city in crimea monitoring the events there to bring you the way of developments and it's not just on the peninsula this map shows the ukrainian cities where r.t. has occurred. and the referendum in crimea has stolen the spotlight from another vote for self-determination and one of the wonders of you were up we'll tell you more after the break. science technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've
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welcome back you're watching r.t. international live from moscow well it's decision day not only for crimea the venice region of veneto is voting on sunday on to session from italy saying they don't want to carry rome's tax burden was discussed this now with giovanni delabar who is an activist for scottish independence and a member of the country's national party johnny thank you so much for joining us here and here national to talk about this so what do you tell us if anyone outside of italy knows about this referendum today yes we are christians also the interest we men is somehow to get the international media in voles and we've been called up by most of the major european media is of course you can understand that most of the time in media you knew me so they do not have much interest to help us
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well you know are looking at the polls in italy about sixty five percent of citizens are believed to be in favor of independence do you think italy will let them go. i think obviously we are where we have to find food and we're going to do it in a peaceful and democratic what. we do strongly believe that when the majority of people do want to become independent there's nothing they can do about that we aren't going to be independent most of us already sees themselves as independent like me for example. the constitution is the tide and has not go cold calls ten that recognizes const to be submitted to international knows and obviously there is a treaty of new york of nine hundred sixty six that say that people do have a right to self-determination so because of the article ten of the target was
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equally we have to recognize that while you know none of the last let's take a look at the attitude towards the process in crimea and of an ad comparison for example the u.s. has been throwing very harsh comments and words of the crimean referendum and the white house for example what as far as calling it a quote violation of international law and europe also sees an ad to a vote as illegal to why is everyone you know ignoring the move. i think. this think about didn't you do that to the americans once to set up some hollow. interest full for the e.u. but secretly the old the establishment that is very much connected to wade and banks and financial powers they have an interest in keeping the centralistic model of power in reality this is in fact will happen well that's happened over the last
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two to three years lots of areas in europe have grown quite independent these days not only then it will it's also catalonia obviously school counseling for a friend of the seer flanders. of course the basque country so. yeah so there's plenty of movement towards a different more localized type will economy more localized type or went for and perhaps even ethics well you just briefly mentioned what will happen in europe for example of an attitude that in depayin and speaking of you know the consequences there but what about crimea how far do you think king of so self-proclaimed government is ready to go to keep the region in ukraine. very briefly as far as i know i've read about the history i think people do have a right to self-determination if the majority of people do see themselves as
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russian then i think they do have a right to. be independent as. as most of the population russians i hope this is going in a peaceful way or the other one towards minorities would be allowed to vote but they certainly strong support myself the did you know of people being free basically to decide about the. basically they did their own identity and community civil right yeah or if you want to go of all adequate for scottish independence in a member of the country's national party thank you so much for abuse on our teacher national you're welcome well but as well as foreign minister says the us has directly encouraged the violent protest have already taken twenty eight lives in the south american country that followed the words of u.s.
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secretary of state john kerry who claimed bacharach us was waging a terror campaign against its own nation and while correct is justifies the actions of its security forces by blaming the us washington in turn claims that his whale has found a spade goat for its internal problems present because my door a warrant protesters to clear central square in the capital that's turned into a very strong hold on a wise they would be forcibly evicted but as we were analysts gregori wolpert believes america is fueling the ongoing i'm dressed. i don't think there's any chance that the government will be overthrown by these protests or anything like that but certainly the u.s. government is supporting the opposition by nationally and by giving it moral support and encouragement. just recently the u.s. senate is passing a resolution that will trees that's. going to have a government officials so this is kind of things that only encourages the
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opposition i think it contributes to a large extent why the protest seven down died down here and the same time we know if you go through the list of people who've been killed so far and wounded in these protests. by and large people who were wounded and and killed by. their own opposition forces and. police forces are very very small minority are directly attributable to the police force in other news this week a series of earthquakes in the u.s. state of ohio have broadcast show gas extraction or fracking to hold an investigation has been launched into whether the tremors were caused by the controversial technique around a thousand people in another state california have staged a protest against the fracking that has been dubbed as the biggest u.s. action of this kind this came as an act of previous demonstrations in the u.k. that of the also been described as record breaking this had no effect on the e.u. parliament though it voted for tougher environmental checks on oil and gas
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exploration but excluded shale gas while europe remains divided over the issue of my european countries it's britain and poland who are pushing most aggressively to develop the industry with spain and romania following their lead yet other states like germany france and bulgaria have decided to put it on hold green activists sharon will explain why people are so against fracking. there actually has been quite a bit of research and we do know this that fracking causes a lot of harm fracking enabled drilling has tremendous emissions the methane is bad for our climate we do know that water is getting contaminated and eighty six percent of americans want clean renewable energy resources anyone who watch what's happening in the united states and in australia and canada would know that there are too many problems to go forward with this at this time and
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coming out it's worlds apart with tomboy. interview. below.
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the. economic ups and downs in the final months they belong to the old sang night and the rest of the life it's going to be k.c. will be every week on a. very serious.
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hello and welcome to worlds apart residents of pioneer go to the polls today to choose which country they want to be a. but the final decision on the status of the convince world will most likely be made hundreds of miles away in moscow key brussels and washington still reach an agreement in what has probably been the most fiery political force mature of the decade well to discuss that i'm now joined by me to change the director of the carnegie moscow center just a training thank you very much for taking time to talk to us i just referred to the situation to the events in ukraine as a force majeure and in legal istic terms it means you know an unexpected disruptive round that allows a party to your exit a contract and it seems that throughout this dispute all sides involved in it. broke the rules that they've previously held so dearly very agree with this assessment well i think it's sort of broken continuity i think that this closes the
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books on the what i would call into a cold war period i think this is the end of the twenty five years that started with the fall of the berlin wall and now we're we're getting from it so it's important. it has enormous consequences i don't think anyone planned it. but i believe that the actions of all the various parties collectively contributed to what we're seeing now but at the same time many of these actions have been quite contradictory because we know that russia has long been a defender a very avid founder of sovereignty and territorial integrity the west has long tried to promote and strengthen democratic institutions in this part of the world and it now seems that in ukraine everything has been turned upside down well i think in the end people have revealed one thing they they pursue their own interests the way they see those interests and i think that the west has closed its
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eyes on a few things on the circumstances of the ukrainian revolution on the revolutionaries or some of the revolutionaries themselves the nothing the russia closed the zone the principles that adhere to in the post cold war period or in the into cold war period if you look at both russian and western media they're full of conspiracy theories that for example in a putin concocted this whole instability to further his in character aspirations and lay hands on crimea that the west through tension syria stablish yet another base in sebastopol and. i wonder if you believe that any of the sides could really plan or even anticipate what has already happened up until this point well i do not want to draw any direct parallels but it's an it's an interesting. anyway this year marks the centennial of the first world war the first world war was not planned it was the actions of the various leaders monarchs presidents and others
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that contributed to the chain of events that led to the first world war and i would submit to you that this new cold war that's emerging i think is also the product of many actions not planned. the various earth as but collectively they contributed to this new situation of the international system at least in the your atlantic area i take it from your answer that you believe that the rands essentially to go on the life of their own but i want to reach of the sides whether it is russia or the west which one of them handled the situation in a more pretty pragmatic way well frankly i think the last is prague matters and these are the ukraine sometime last year. i think it would have been more pragmatic for russia to let ukraine sign in the association agreement with the european union the consequences go through that he will. have its government removed.
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have no one helping them really in the west basically and then step forward as to say. no this was never done another pragmatic step would be to let the european union modernize ukraine pump money into ukraine make it more civilised make it a safer place to do business and then profit from it well the other side is going to have you know you can really be getting hurt there is no use yes but it's happening under conditions of a new cold war something like a new cold war between russia and the worst so i think that putin's russians and ukrainians are one people this is not a problematic statement this is a statement of someone who believes in civilizational unity in. values that go beyond. pragmatist well that i think the other side meaning the west also believes in some values that go beyond certain pragmatism and they certainly
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are in a boundaries of international law because i was not it was not criticism putin was i was describing not defending him either i'm just discussing the rhetoric there if we consider the actions by the west and you know this is the and the charge that roger put in has against the west that you know look at what you have done you had elections just around the corner instead of you supported this unconstitutional change of power you endorse the forces that frankly you would never support in your own country what for that was the question that he had in his conference what for it depends on what segment you're looking at the west is essentially far more pragmatic than the russians are on the average but. i think that the problem with the west was that up to pretty late in the game european union did not know what it was signing up for this eastern partnership thing was
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a joke in many ways they just expect things to go smoothly and have it all for the peanuts of the six hundred million euros the united states was miles away literally from what was happening in ukraine and those visits by politicians etc to the money done which were played up in russia were actually in mud you just empty symbols you do not you do not put your money where your mouth is you just send out a few spears this is general a in all fairness it wasn't just you know a couple of visits to the central square of care there are also intercepted conversations there are also. new and also talking about a certain sum of money being invested by the united states in propping the quote unquote ukrainian democracy so i think russia has good reasons to believe that the west was interfering
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a great deal in the ukraine affair. what i would like to ask you about is not about western interference by russia suppose it noninterference because liberia putin you know all through the later half of last year was saying that you know it's up to the ukrainian people to decide we are not going to send our ministers there and it looks like. you know his strategy changed almost overnight what do you think was that sea change that sort of pushed him a stride into action well i think that in two thousand and thirteen putin. did two things he was i think everyone was interfering and ukraine i think russia was interfering more passively than the west the west was more active in its interference but that was whole interference in months. now what russia did was the first to show the stick to the clintons in the form of sanctions and admonitions what will happen if you sign on the dotted line and then it rolled out this aid
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package of fifteen billion long haired right a bunch of years exactly now i fully agree with you that russia's position changed virtually overnight and we can we know when it when it changed the night from the twenty first to the twenty second of february when the agreement between the young and the opposition with the european laws the witnesses whatever people say that they were very much on the side of the opposition nothing but that's that's a correct statement. that this agreement was scrapped within hours and then the people who stepped forward basically sent the mr joe the way to the kremlin that ukraine will not only walk away from russia it will be led by a very. russian leadership and this is what putin heard and this is what i think made him. shift gears in a most dramatic way and basically from being somewhat passive russia became
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hyperactive within hours and i think that the plan that putin set in motion on the twenty second of the brewery was the plan i think must have been prepared for the eventuality of nato's membership for ukraine i wonder if this type of thinking if this experience. would have fact right imprudence thinking in the future because the way that some crime and officials describe it to me is that look we try to play by civilized western rules you know rules laid out by the west peaceful transition of power through democracy and we did our best but russia played by the rules of the west and only to see that the west would abandon those rules at the first opportunity isn't it something that could have fact. you know right i'm imprudence policies in the future and you know fosters this already existing distrust towards western policies in this part of the world well i think. we are in uncharted waters
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this is a new bout of. i call it cold war what i mean by that is that competition will far outweigh the cooperation between russia and the worst crossed i don't i don't see any trust at this point between russia and the west not at all want to have a zero i think russia is seen. actions in crimea as unpredictable saw the worst cheating the. game. but over time the board and it put insist on the table now this came as a surprise to a lot of people certainly came as a prize to me and i'm sure a lot of other people were surprised around the world so i think russia will be treated as. unpredictable unit on the international scene the west will be seen as an enemy he read it early enemy of russia. well we'll see what happens next now in putting these are in first on the table as you describe it putin may have lived up
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to the worst image of himself the image that is propagated in western media not only actually of himself but also fresh as this aggressive country and i think he tried really hard over the last couple of years to dispel this image he even said after the olympics that one of the reasons we wanted to have the games here in russia so that the world can see russia in a new light as a non-aggressive as a welcoming country and yet here he is you know threatening the use of force and you know living as i said to the worst image of russia do you think he had any other option to achieve russia's strategic objective could he. have done anything last than that to make sure that the west listens to russia's legitimate concerns here well i think it's a question that you should put to president putin. from a very much an outsider's view i would say that of course you after a certain point you do have options but after the president the there were two
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points of no return. one was when the president sought and received the authority to use force in ukraine that was one thing that dispelled a lot of. mis whatever a lot of hopes about russia so russia was back as people had been accustomed to viewing russia historically and circle and basically he sanctioned the. new wording of the questions in the referendum that included. secession from ukraine and the unification with russia those were two points of no return how do you know that he actually sanctioned that decision to become president putin is the master of the game nothing this is something that cannot happen. without the president cannot happen at all but if he's a man or a big game i'm sure he has some unpredictable you know cars are his slave i mean do
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you think you know nick tomorrow i think now he cannot go on turning back will be betraying so many things turning back would be showing that he's afraid of western sanctions turning back with me and he's no longer master of the game mr turner we have to take a very short break now but when we come back pundits on both russia and the west are you know i must send their assertions that crimea rejoining russia already a done deal but is it really so while that's coming up in a few moments here on the wall the part. this comes from the heart you know i've never even seen him in person for me this is the image of a hero the world's first cause but everyone knows his name but few people ever. was
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money to pay back oh that's. all that money really. the wages of debt. welcome back to worlds apart really discussing the referendum in crimea with micha trannie of the director of the carnegie moscow center mr train and just before we went to break here you seem to suggest that you know moscow's control over crimea is already a fait accompli but i wonder if it's such a bad deal after all you know given what you mentioned the possibility of sanctions he also wrote about the prospect of the second cold war looming over us but if you take a historic perspective you have on the other side of the scales you know russia having control regaining control of the territorial. that is so central to russia's entire state with not to mention its security so is it such a bad deal after all you know a couple of years of isolation on one side but on the other side having
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a territory that russia how for centuries well i don't think it would be correct just posing the question the way you posed it is a good deal good deal better or a bad deal i think it's a bad deal if you're talking in prague in pragmatic terms but we're no longer talking talking in pragmatic terms i'm in moscow certainly not in the kremlin i think the. people in charge starting with president putin and thinking in terms of. that reunification of part of the russian people with the rest of the russian people. that it was. pragmatic calculations so it's not about a good deal the deal that says the right is the right decision that's how they see i'm sure you still believe that that is not a very pragmatic approach on their side on the part of the russians i wonder if you
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know our partners in the west as putin described them have been so pragmatic and to that effect i would like to quote something that i saw on carnegie center website one of the commentators said that this didn't have to be a zero sum game but somebody really wanted that to be and if we were in a recall the very black and white approach that the european union to look to this issue in the beginning of the crisis you know either you're with us or you're with russia was that a pragmatic path a reasonable path to follow and i think it was a foolish approach from here for the european union. a role that the european union didn't know what would what it was stepping into. when they offered the association agreement of the depraved trade agreement with ukraine without backing it up with tons of money why do you think they did it i mean are we really going to the thought that russian nature well they thought i think that you can you
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can but security on the cheap you can really do the thing that a country like ukraine has to be addressed more seriously than it actually was addressed in europe putin could've allowed the europeans to. to face up to their own bluff and step into the unknown and then still. continue. no no i think that it's different now ukraine will be supported will have to be supported by the west because. it's a new situation in which ukraine has become a tug of war between russia and the west. all eyes are on ukraine no one can afford to fail in ukraine to be defeated in your question so we'll see what happens well i heard the same sort of lines being being spoken with regards to
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libya with regards to syria and with regard to many other countries and obviously they're all very far away but it would be i guess a great tragedy for all of us to witness something like that happening in ukraine which i think actually could be possible and here i would like to refer to your own writing because you recently wrote in one of your recent articles that one of the most worrisome byproducts of the ukrainian revolution is the fact that there are now far more advanced weaponry in the hands of non-state actors in the ukraine than at any other point in its post soviet history and i think that's a direct result of western support of the opposition those far right groups were emboldened by the western support. seize arms but i wonder why would your of so nonchalant about that. in case of ukraine because ukraine is right on russia's borders but it's also right on european borders and when you have you know
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a bunch of guys running around with weapons it's not only a proliferation issue it is also a major security issue speaking about buying security on the cheap it's you know it could be pretty expensive you know it could be pretty expensive i agree. i think. there are many of people who. guilty for creating the situation that exists today you mention the far right parties the far right parties as we all know were. pretty much supported by the young girl that you'd ministration in the early stages everyone is just another head of the dragons the same the same bad guy as as the rest of them but as a result dragon was forced to behave in the now so although. this was an exhilarating point the main point is they agree that it's pretty scary that you have many weapons and so many hands i think what they're trying to do now is
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is attempting to integrate those. formations that used to be the fighting force of the my done into the national guard and they're trying to get some measure of control over those people but to what extent will be successful we'll see so nothing good is come out of this i mean no one should be jubilant but the biggest security concern right now is that. we may be a shot or two away from a conflict with ukrainian military forces well speaking of which just a couple of days ago large amir putin called for snap military drills on the border with ukraine are those exercises as far as i understand understand are already over but russia denies having regular army in crimea i think what russian officials don't deny is that they have contacts with paramilitary forces on the ground in
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crimea and i wonder if russia isn't really falling behind here because those forces only appeared there after the events in kiev and if we take stock of what actually happened in kiev as you mentioned armed groups are not only with weapons but also with very extreme far right ideology people who would starve before probably. nothing to achieve their goals and we all heard about the possibility of them killing a peaceful protesters for the sake of creating this media opera so you know i wonder if. it isn't really using old school matters here you know threatening the use of military force when what you're dealing with really is something far more. dangerous and far more difficult to control because if you have these groups who respond to no one i guess you can't really deal with with traditional military force well i think. you know your textbook question.
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have you looked at those soldiers that took control of the airport while i haven't been to ground here is that you haven't seen the images do they look like self-defense force well i feel you know thing in this war all the. early years you know you may give no answer i will have to give you an answer served in the military for a long time they look to me like very well disciplined very professional very serious force. no self-defense force no please list put this nonsense to one place what russia did i think was to engage in prevention to. to prevent the things that you were talking about and in order to do that you do not fool around with the self-defense force you do not fool around with the you know ragtag formation of russian speakers that you assemble in a couple of days and give them a couple of rifles and you know send to defend their peninsula no you send
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a very professional force you do that and they do the stuff that you want them to do they take control of the of the government buildings that they control of the air force the airports they block the port of as investor paul they make sure that no one gets into and essentially what you're saying that whoever these forces really are they did the right thing because they know they did things according to plan and that was in my view a contingency plan it was not hedged in a couple of days' time and it's a military contingency that exists for all the they say we're going to give it credit i mean given that i'm sure professionally it was done brilliantly but not only professionally also politically and strategically look at what happened in kiev all this course in our history and so far what we have seen increasingly. is that putin changed his policy on ukraine dramatically the night of the twenty
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second of february he saw this thread that you're talking about he saw the for. of ukraine been ruled by a very mentally and russian both russian domestically and russian geo politically forces and he decided that this is the this is the time for contingencies and he pressed the button and what happened did happen and then he received the authority to use military force anyway and ukraine to skeer to determine this is sheer deterrence you don't need to actually use military force in order to be able to use a political absolute is i guess what i'm driving at is that rather than being an act of aggression and unprovoked i'm already not talking about aggression list discuss this let's let's say that aggression is something that is defined but aggression by the united states security nations security council which means that neither the united states nor russia can ever be branded an aggressor because the
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country in question will never agree to call itself an aggressor so call it something else call it an invasion call it whatever but that was an operation what i'm worried about frankly is that having performed an operation in crimea having performed it well. we still don't have a general strategy we don't have a war plan we have a play over again when i was sure i mean half of you have. when you're in didn't even expect that what is going to happen there are two months ago and can i am pretty you exactly what i just said i think all sides in this conflict well at this russia and the west would give a lot to sort of rewind the situation back a couple of months and you know take stock of what happened and try not to make some of the mistakes that each one of them made do you think there is any lesson larger geopolitical lesson that could be learned from this extraordinary situation extraordinary because it develops so rapidly and because it has it can potentially
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have such significant geopolitical consequences. see this the second world war happened because of the mistakes that were made at the pet the end of the first war and between the two wars. the second cold war is emerging because of the mistakes that were done at the end of the first cold war and during the entire cold war period right and those mistakes were made by both russia and the west some of the mistakes you would call them mistakes other things were unavoidable consequences of. just the west being the west russia being russia but certainly one of the big things that both sides failed to do was to find a proper way to include russia in the security community within the year atlantic included in such a way that it would feel comfortable with them that. system and others would feel
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comfortable about it and like in all international relations there can be no side that's fully fully completely right and no said that's fully and completely wrong but there are always mistakes to be learnt but as they say history never repeats itself but it rhymes to absolutely well and mr turner this is only have time for i thank you very much for telling part of the show and our viewers please keep the conversation going on our twitter you tube and facebook pages and hope to see here again i think way same time here one of the.
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their own world can lead to nato. say sorry. crimea is day to be heard in the region is making history deciding whether to remain part of ukraine or break away and ask to be taken into russia. plus the hunt for the invaders yields little success as our camera crews searched crimea for the mythical tank columns. and in other news on rest in venezuela escalates with caracas blaming the u.s. for inciting the anti-government protests that have already claimed. twenty eight lines.
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three pm mosque you're watching are here national with me marina joshie people in crimea are facing a crucial day that will see their future decided one way or another. and polls have now opened throughout the region and people are voting in a referendum they've got two options to choose from option one crimea remains part of ukraine even so it would gain greater autonomy including separate citizenship and independent legal system option to it becomes part of russia all of that would have to be ratified by president putin are supposed to be here is in the crimean capital. so far everything is smooth the weather here really has turned quite nasty it's cold and raining but that isn't keeping the crowds away within minutes of those polls opening this morning at eight o'clock local time there were dozens of
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people lined up outside we already hearing from the head of the election commission in so vast a poll that they expect all people there to have voted by midday we also hearing that a turnout of of around eighty percent is expected with polygamy results and likely to be announced already this evening the situation is calm there's a great sense of excitement in the air talking to people on the street they all have the same message and that is that they believe that this is an historic occasion the overwhelming majority of people here are likely to vote to join russia they was however one incident a publication on saturday we're hearing from crimean authorities that a group of armed men missed seized a guest pumping station in the east of the country and before self defense units arrived there they managed to cut off and block gas supplies and heating to several hospitals schools and residential areas the situation however it now is back in the hands of the self-defense units they have restored order and electricity and the situation is calm i took to the streets of some from upul which is where i am in
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the capital city here in crimea to get a sense of what people are thinking and why the overwhelming majority here are likely to vote in favor of joining russia. missionaries or you know they all want to see a very awful one of their own security for you know all those people get out of ukraine only but most ukrainians as well as russians and europeans knew them as nazi collaborators on friday night two people were killed and at least four more injured in eastern ukraine by gunmen from the radical right stick to movement one of the strongest nationalist groups the leader of the right sector. is running for president he's also on an international wanted list for inciting terrorism and has demanded that kiev provide his fighters with weapons in response to the situation in crimea. the interim kiev government has six ministers including the deputy prime
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minister from the ultra nationalist far right svoboda party one m.p. from the party has already threatened russia with nuclear weapons if moscow does not cease to support the developments in crimea. i. think our government is not legal and sure is a power only by not by desire of people as a cup jersey air power or nearby as themself the forceful grab of power violence seizure of government buildings and nothing short of armed that's how canyon's see recent events and here they strongly disagree that those protesting in the capital represented the majority of the country's population and refused to recognize the coming to authorities as with just a minute. the us. versus them the good government did when they came to power was to make
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a law cancelling the russian language obviously it created waves in the south east because that's a mostly russian speaking region it created a lot of anger but. ninety seven percent of crimea speak russian and the fact that one of the first actions was to strip the russian language of its official status could not leave people here in different russian has also disappeared from government websites they were also being cases of russian journalists being denied access to the country. as you were the world when russia gave fifteen billion dollars it didn't put any conditions on ukraine it was for the ukrainians to decide how to use the money when you know it gives money it immediately stipulates conditions to re is social benefits and to open the economy to european products ukrainian products one standout competition from european products have you open the market like the partnership deal with the e.u. was seen as catastrophic yet from the unsaved now the west is promising economic aid through the international monetary fund but the assistance comes under the
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strictest of conditions and has already pushed other countries to the brink of collapse in two days with a random voters will be asked two questions but whichever way the people choose the status of crimea will inevitably be very different from what it is now and they will actually be many more reasons for people here to want that change. some for a pull crimea crimea staunch opposition to cave is deeply rooted in the region's history just to give you an idea crimea was for almost two centuries a part of russia in the u.s.s.r. it was a russian republic until nineteen fifty four and that's when former soviet leader nikita her shop handed it over to ukraine now back then of course nobody thought that the u.s.s.r. would break up as a did in one thousand nine hundred one when crimea was left as part of new independent ukraine but the majority of people living there continue to associate themselves with a russia you can see it right here on this map more than half of peninsulas
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population are ethnic russians and the rest are ukrainian and crimean tatars when it comes to language ninety seven percent of the population speak russian in their daily life and work now a team of international observers are in crimea right now to oversee the voting and some of them told us their opinion about the ballot. i would like to see if there is really a way that the crimean people to express their will and i think that's only what counts if the people in crimea wants to leave ukraine and join the russian federation then we should respect this they could be. coming from the from. movements. there is a goal of people. to actually vote of own future. is
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not happy about that but still you have to accept and to respect. people in crimea. people. are looking for security. stability for. the free will to take. the view we get through the european media american and european medias is a very distorted i must say very very distorted you get no objective information for the time being through the media so we decided to come here. well some western politicians have been very critical of russia's policies in ukraine my colleague bill dodd discussed the turmoil in the country with brooks newmark a british conservative m.p. and here's part of their debate it isn't illegal it is near legal referendum you cannot have unilaterally areas within countries having its own referenda why then.
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why would a central government in kiev regard it as legitimate from the west point of view when in fact it broke a peace deal brokered by politicians. in the concessions by may by which i mean yes it broke that peace deal and pushed his way into power is that legal and is that a democratic process. and that's a fair question but the question is then is it then for russia to go in and illegally invade another country to resolve that there's been plenty of t.v. footage which we've all seen of russian soldiers out of their bases pointing guns at ukrainian soldiers now some european politicians seem to be learning their fact from mainstream t.v. that has apparently got carried away with military movements in crimea whether it be mythical tank columns invading ukraine or russian troops storming bases i just read a cause or a has been trying to sort out fact from fiction. the western media is reverberates
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in with the notion of a massive russian invasion in crimea this week the self-proclaimed prime minister of ukraine raised the alarm over what he claimed were russian forces and his country carrying russian bolts on the ground through russian tanks acceptable in the twenty first century well that's what all screens like this one on c.n.n. have been showing yes those are russian tanks or i could have checked the location no because if they did that would say that it's actually four hundred fifty kilometers east of the ukrainian border and part of russia's military drills but it's what about ukraine well we went there to see if we can find any. well it wasn't easy i have to tell you but yes we had met with did find one german journalist mind you oxen rioter census this reports when i traveled to crimea i expected to find what i saw on western t.v. back home images of the russian foreign machine invading ukraine and it holds
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a protest by western politicians claiming an invasion was taking place right in front of our eyes i confess i did see one russian tank with my own eyes but this war machine has been here since the one nine hundred forty s. and didn't move ever since ok so no russian tanks but hold on a second there is talk of russian troops who are these people are they evil russian soldiers who have been flown in to capture crimea or at the very least sway crimean voters. our correspondents want to speak to them and find out who they truly are we are just people who feel it's our duty to protect our native city i'm from severe storms all myself spend my whole life year we maintain public order look out for any provocations and make sure nobody attacks journalists and the rest of the people but it's the nerd you felt a little small but i represent the self-defense town company one of ten companies formed on february the twenty. third insuperable be my commander and here base the
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commander of the crimean front that's public group which decided to act in these difficult times why do you think these are the russian military they are crimean i'm crimean myself. must know that they are safe and protected and not by the military but by regular citizens like themselves ok i get through these guys are but white there's a whole russian military base there well yes russia is a black sea fleet is space in crimea under the over here and in fact it has been there for centuries under the terms of the lease and russia could actually send thousands of more but it hasn't and it's not achieved deal either costing moscow ninety eight million dollars a year. we are still putting a price for it but it's there you see what's going on in ukraine people are being killed but if you come to civil stoppel you'll find peace and stability that's why
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we're here to ensure that. there's this false impression of war because of all the military personnel stationed here and of course it's being used to undermine the truth i know what kind of media war is being waged now that russia occupied this territory no it's nothing like that well we tried really hard to find those russian scientists in crimea or at least heavily armed russian soldiers arts alas we failed but what we do know for a fact is that there is definitely strong support for becoming part of russia but are so exactly how many people feel that way well that's what the popular vote is for marina koester of artsy as for allegations by key offend western nations of possible voter intimidation a sort of give it an international observer of the crimea referendum told r.t. that so far there's been none of that. quite frankly the presence of
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troops in the streets is virtually nonexistent and the only thing resembling any such thing are the middle aged cossack's behind me who are positioned outside the building here in simferopol in your opinion do you think it's unfair that crimea is here that their vote today is illegitimate by the west considering that the west has for many decades backed similar referendums we can just stay in now if he signed signed by some over the last few years to demonstrate the point the referendum on self-determination self-determination right to speak their language be recognized by more nations around the world shape their daily lives turman their own future must take place why do you think things have changed because the western powers function on the basis of situational morality and not of any firm principle the secession of costs of a from serbia has been
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enthusiastically supported by the united states and its west european partners and the right to sell the determination was upheld our head of the right of a state to territorial integrity well what is sauce for the cost of a goose will most certainly proved to be the source for the crimean ganda but the united states and brussels are yet to come to terms with it well some european politicians think that with kossovo as an example the west is given a powerful argument to russia when germany's angela merkel talked of the massive damage that moscow would suffer to face rebuke moments later when left party member greg organise the talk at the podium. so you. just go with kosovo they opened a pandora's box what's allowed for kosovo you should also allow for others i told you this but you haven't listen to me winning the cold war has eclipsed everything
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for you you forgot about everything else the busker asking why can't they make their choice whether they want to stay within spain or not catalonians are asking why can't they decide whether they want to belong to spain or not of course people living in crimea are asking the same thing i think that crimea breaking away from ukraine is just the same as kosovo i knew putin would use this argument and he did it. throughout the week in cities across eastern ukraine people have been gathering to protest the coup in kiev and back in the crimea referendum ryan o'neal reports from the east of the country. with the referendum underway in crimea now it has also appeared that there are parts of the east of the country that on inside the happy with the post-coup government in kiev either in donetsk where i am now thousands rallied yesterday and in opposition to the government and marched on the security services headquarters where they demanded a referendum of their own asking for autonomy from ukraine there's also been
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violence if it's been broken have on probation protestors which on thursday night resulted in the stabbing of one something to death of one person after police failed to keep them apart in coc of one of the east biggest cities two people were killed in a night of clashes right sector radicals opened fire on the group of prover ship protesters on which chased to a right sets a building where they threw molotov cocktails and fired shots from automatic rifles at the protest is enough but that's just people carrying on see fascist clock demonstrated against the kiev government in the square i mean lugansk a russian flag was held over the city hall now they've they've bound protests there now until the end of march but with the referendum underway in crimea on these demonstrations in opposition to the post-coup government in kiev taking place it will be interesting to see how this unravels after this weekend. when it came to direct pressure on russia western nations have been trying to squeeze the kremlin
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with threats of sanctions but let's have a look at europe's interest in economic ties with moscow well russia is the e.u. third largest commercial partner with trade worth more than three hundred billion years france has been counting on a billion euro warship sail to moscow most of europe's cars are sold to russia as the country holds the title of the blocks largest market now the winter might be over but the e.u. still buys almost a third object gas from moscow london has enjoyed luxury property sales to russia's to russians worth five hundred a million dollars plus every year russians so. and seventy million years in u.k. school fees even if these markets are close to moscow there are still other partners in the east trade with beijing has been booming lately going up by more than forty percent and in a twenty tan plus the sides ratified an agreement that will see china buying thirty
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one million tonnes of russian oil annually more tender is a member of germany's free voters party things spoiling relations with moscow is not in the west interest. to look at subroto geopolitical picture here of a speaker bought over what's going on no into creating. i don't think it's in the interests of job and your europe to have tensions with russia which the neighbors neighbors and frequent do business and everything is it's not in the interest and as soon as we admit what is the west on countries to it's to create to chaos in the ukraine maybe sit down and find a solution which is spent to having sanction or anything. and we'll be bringing you live updates on the situation in ukraine as the referendum progressed as our correspondents are stationed in every major city in crimea monitoring events there and to bring you the latest developments and it's not just on the peninsula well this map right here shows the ukrainian cities where our t. has occurred more news will be coming your way here in our to international after
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to build a. mission to teach me. this is why you should. only. welcome back you're watching our entire national but as well as foreign minister says the u.s. has directly encouraged the violent protests that have already taken twenty eight lives in the south american country that followed the words of u.s. secretary of state john kerry who claimed caracas was waging a terror campaign against its own nation and while caracas justifies the actions of its security forces by blaming the u.s. washington in turn claims venezuela has found a scapegoat for its internal problems president nicolas maduro warned protesters to
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clear a central square in the capital that's turned into their stronghold otherwise they would be forcibly evicted venezuela analyst gregory wolper believes america is fueling the ongoing unrest. i don't think there's any chance that the government will be overthrown by these protests or anything like that but certainly the u.s. government is supporting the opposition by both financially and by giving it moral support and encouragement as an aside just recently u.s. senate is passing a resolution that would freeze assets. going to sort of government officials so this is kind of things that only encourages the opposition i think it contributes to a large extent why the protest seven down died down here in the same time we know if you go through the list of people who have been killed so far and wounded in these protests. are by and large the people who were wounded and and killed by.
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their own opposition forces and not by. the police forces they're very very small minority are directly attributable to the police force sunday is the final day of the sochi twenty fourteen paralympics with all the medals won and the recordset there's only the closing ceremony ahead it's been a remarkable event that star team russia excel with a record breaking medal haul lindsey france has the latest from sochi. the opening ceremonies were any indication of what to expect the closing ceremonies of the twenty four thousand touchy winter paralympic games will not disappoint whatsoever the weather is held throughout the organization has been really well done for these games but don't take my word for it let's listen to the athletes and spectators organization was phenomenal everything was great. racing was extremely low for this guy and i don't feel really. a lot of being there is an over hundreds of here because it's just amazing to leave this. to have such an
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emotional time takes a very big deal that he should be and all the people are very off the to be here. very well of course being the paralympic games the stories of personal triumph abound here in soccer you but of course the home team seems to be most proud of their medal count that's right but it's not just the medal count the legacy that that the home team will leave behind here and saatchi it's also what the games mean we've talked to the president of the saatchi twenty fourteen organizing committee for more on that all these the proper to all these. people there do they have a show of the country and it will work. for food for the interest and regards the development of the sport. now in other news here on our national this week a series of earthquakes in the u.s.
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state of ohio have brought shale gas extraction or fracking to a halt an investigation has been launched into whether the tremors were caused by the controversial technique around a thousand people in another state of california have staged a protest against fracking that has been dubbed as the biggest u.s. action of this kind this came as an act of previous demonstrations in the u.k. it had also been described as record breaking this has no effect on the e.u. parliament though it voted for tougher environmental checks on oil and gas exploration but excluded shale gas while europe remains divided over the issue. now among european countries it's britain and poland who are pushing most aggressively to develop the industry with spain and rumania following their lead yet other states like germany france and bulgaria have decided to put of them hold green activists sharon will soon explain why people are so against fracking there
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actually has been quite a bit of research and we do know that that fracking causes a lot of harm fracking enable drilling has tremendous and missions that methane is bad for our climate we do know that water is getting contaminated and eighty six percent of americans want clean renewable energy resources anyone who watched what's happening in the united states and in australia and canada would know that there are too many problems to go forward with this at this time and eighty years ago yuri gagarin became the first human to go into space you have doubtless her doubtlessly heard the name and next we meet the man.
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sarah palin caused quite a stir at the recent twenty fourteen conservative political action conference and her now famous infamous quote about how to deal with russia is flying all over the internet to both cheers and jeers she said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke to be fair people are taking this quote a bit out of context she was saying that in terms of her fears that obama is disarming the country's nuclear arsenal and well from what we've seen having a big batch of dukes sure keeps the interventions out of your country but her belief that obama is disarming the u.s. is madness there's absolutely no evidence that obama has even put a dent into the military industrial complex also using the term bad guys and saying there are bad countries with bad people in them who just want to do bad things this is the level of intellectual discourse of a kindergarten class russians just bad her childlike view of the world also applies to violence because she talked about conveying threats to putin so what do these threats even mean do you want to war with russia a nuclear war pale and red is the worst type of chickenhawk garbage and what is
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even worse is that there are millions of people out there who buy into the simplistic moronic let's nuke the bad guys more war rhetoric but that's just my opinion. from his wife julia area from the village of polish in russia. before the revolution was known for icon paintings. during soviet times the painters turns to fairy tale character. the twelfth one thousand nine hundred sixty one one fairy
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tale the regulus lee came true. will imagine the first human to travel into space it's such a breakthrough going there it's huge with the saving was a measurable. the artists knew in chew it a flea that a new hero that emerged worthy of being immortalized by the latest of many generations of painters the hero who descended from the sky was a simple cup and says son you'll need to go to. school for a bike on painting pave the way for the future development of the art and palette and so we couldn't break with the convention in creative characteristics of our ard
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. this comes from the heart you know. i've never even seen him in person and for me this is the image of a hero. if you got him had known that the artists in pollock were creating a series of paintings depicting him with almost biblical illustrations it's highly likely he would not have approved. the first human flight into space was seen as a triumph of science. to himself often said that spaceflight was no miracle but a direct result of hard work by thousands of people researches engineers and developers. he was simply lucky to have been chosen from twelve other wealthy candidates in his own story though there was no shortage of miracles prophecies and eureka moments. the images that he was being awarded some accolade all bills which there was a reception being held for the occasional good and suddenly says ladies and
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gentleman that over and the time in the sixty's we didn't have gentlemen and we didn't have ladies. we just had citizens for the most we had men and women. and anyway yeah i know where he comes from i know the village of clue chena i know that place. he was born to an ordinary family in a small house in a remote village. and was born in one thousand thirty four and in one nine hundred thirty five constantine. of spaceflight fairy wrote i can easily imagine who will be the first human to overcome gravity. on the roof of his russian is
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a citizen of the soviet union most probably a pilot by profession i can imagine his honest russian face his sharp blue eyes at the. that's. published in one nine hundred thirty five interestingly he published it when yuri gagarin was just one year old. and when yuri was just seven years old. the soviet retreating and the nazis into the village of without striking a blow. civilians were forced out of their homes. and family had to live in a field dug out for two years. the germans field kitchen was close to them in the courtyard. when the germans had finished serving the soldiers and everything was quiet we used to go to the done where they threw away their waste. we looked through their rubbish to find a slice of sausage or
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a chunk of bread that they'd thrown away. according to. the villages with terrified of airplanes and the friend who shared his hungry childhood never even dreamed of flying one day the curiosity proved stronger than fia. iran's up to me and says guinea let's go a planes landed in the bushes it had come down in boggle and broken i get there and yuri's are already inside i'll never forget what he said what took you so long i'm
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already flying. that was long before his first real flight. forty five after war ended the family left their village for the town of. a small town in the smolensk region that's known today as. the year when in one nine hundred forty six or forty seven year and his brother were go in help from school they encountered wolves in the central square there's a statue of gar in there now them so can you imagine how did this they did this lance must have been for wolves to come into town. who lived through the. twelve year old yuri gagarin's favorite game. after. two three four. throw it straight up
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it would go off in the air like thunder and lightning. girls liked him they liked him a lot they chased after him trying to find the right approach because he was handsome athletic a boxer and played the trumpet he was the first trumpet player in the orchestra i used to go to his house and cry give me the trumpet please i want to try but didn't get one and became the second trumpet player. with all that going for him why did model student yuri gagarin suddenly drop out of school at fifteen and leave home and join a trade school. it may seem hard to understand today but those who remember the postwar years consider this strange decision quite reasonable. to move moondog could we just sponge off our parents should we live very modestly one can even say poorly that's why there were so many people who studied so they could start working
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there was no use for reading books or scribbled writing. foundry work wasn't ready to go and chosen occupation it was the only trade available to teenagers with just six years of school behind them. at first he already envied the turners and locksmiths but eventually he became a customs to blazing heat and molten metal. so much so that ten years later as his rocket called file while reentering the earth's atmosphere would go in would come and say to his colleagues i'm burning up. comrades. you never talked about whether the experience was frightening he just said that when he had been descending that had seen far through the portal it had been a bit scary and burning up now. of course the world's first cosmonaut didn't burn up and didn't even go met
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a psychiatrist to fit. strangely though after that iconic orbital flight he landed on the site where he'd taken off for the very first time. you're good for you and he says i know this place i used to fly here is the spirit of flying club that he had studied there he knew all these fields but. it's thought that could go and join the flying club while still a third year student of the industrial technical school for no better reason than because being a pilot at the time was seen as cool. obviously we were eager to demonstrate that we would stone's a career in aviation in no time what he did the way then yuri suggests that we go to a military shop to buy a pilot's cap's we went to a daunce party and he had a pretty girl called ina. she liked him when he was totally in love with her.
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parents found out about this they lived in a posh house here when their father was on the reasonal parties committee and he said you know what you see yes your garden isn't a student but when he graduates from technical school what are his prospects and you could well become a foreman but nothing more senior. despite the smile in every photograph from that time his friends knew that not everything was going well for yuri the girl he loved split up with him then his aviation korea wasn't taking off. they were actually going to kick him out because he was bad at it or not he constantly failed to land properly on the doors he couldn't see the ground and didn't know how to land a plane gently without plopping down and breaking the landing gear. they had to give him a number of additional flights and then qualification flights. according
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to go ins official biography after his very first flight during dinner that he would become not just a pilot but a military pilot he would duck through the clouds in a jet fighter. the reality there was a little different the future cosmonauts fate was in fact decided by anonymous officials from the ministry of education. miriam nyberg going to enroll at the moscow institute of steel unalloyed after finishing technical school. back then there was a system fine presented graduates with ms could enter university without exams well we wanted to get into university but the country needed craftsman and there were just fifteen people in our group with us so we were scattered all over the soviet union yuri had to go to tomsk to go to staten island so on we weren't allowed to be in that five percent that was a turning point if you will. to work with a hot furnace in
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a siberian factory or join the army and fly airplanes through clear blue skies the choice was obvious. to god in graduation from the sort of flying club with distinction and was admitted to the air force pilot school without exams he was made a deputy petunia munda. voice from the build by the lights ordered very much light everything to be just once in when everybody was taken outside for morning exercises are not going your way i don't feel like it i say i'll reply toughly no you will go i can see that your part. you'll be washing the floors in the barracks i mean he wouldn't accept any favoritism.
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with the economic ups and downs in the final months. and the rest. take a little bit of everything on a. secret laboratory to mccurry was able to build a most sophisticated robot which fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans. this is why you should care only.
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one some people one. this the whole thing is a model. of. the get go and smile. it's hard to imagine that the first ever cosmonaut could be strengthed. it's even harder to believe that the world people who hated him. nevertheless for years prior to the flight his fellow students of the pilot school fourteen needed a lesson. to be of the big guys there like to go absent without leave. any being deputy commander started warning them the guys if you go they will again i'll inform the administration with the will of they didn't like that and they gave him a blanket party the they flew a big sack over his head and started throwing punches. three of the trainees who'd
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assaulted to go in were expelled but he later confessed to his friends that he deserved to treat. he said victor you know i was young and i shouldn't have raised the issue with the guys i should have just pretended not to notice but you know i just couldn't do it that way. you know more good that. this footage was taken in nine hundred sixty two in japan a year after the landing by then got in had no enemies the whole planet seemed to adore him and millions of women were jealous of one modest and bespectacled burnett his wife valentino but one. many people wanted to know how she had captured the handsome heroes hot the answer is simple. when they first met on a dance floor and on pork valentino rejected the attentions of trainee pilots giggling she was the one who didn't fall for him. to go in there. refuse to give up
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the more difficult and inaccessible the goal the moment driven unmotivated he was to achieve it. most important well she was a pretty and slim go. on for the colonel so he met on the same day that i met. my lights are a lot of that in siena and yeah i wanted to swipe her away from him but i failed. basically no matter the court attached to her and he never lets her guy off to that . valentino i married a pilot but could go in only of a worked as
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a pilot for two years when he was offered the chance of a medical examination which would qualify him to start training for spaceflight to go and didn't hesitate was inevitably attracted to the idea the more inaccessible the goal the more driven and motivated he became. the most difficult part was the end urns test and i hyperbaric chamber at an altitude of fourteen thousand meters was just an oxygen mask just on that test tube people often suffered nitrogen boiling in their blood. things like that are unnecessary and often sift out a lot of talented guys and harm their health. surely that's why we were outraged . over it seems like appears not outraged by the way it was initiated by yuri and i remember when the head doctor found out about it when he spoke to gar and warned him you all expel you you will come to where there was this fellow. three
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adults game who said you know the difference between you and the dogs they're silent and all you do is bark. in the history of space exploration there were two famous dogs that survived and returns to earth to life their names are legendary. but there was also leica sent into orbit in a satellite capsule with no chance of survival. and cheika who died after their rocket exploded on. every member of the first group of cosmonauts was aware that the same could happen to them their chances of survival were slim but in spite of the risk everyone wanted to be the first and the final decision rested largely with chief spacecraft designer. off the bullock they have been issued you know it was october nine hundred sixty when we first met mr curly of course he spoke to you
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daryn first and asked where he lived. and about his family here for you then he went through the restroom eight azad there was any care if we could scheme of so at that very moment after we left i said he's the first candidate computer. we all thought that he was a test pilot but on april twelfth when we found out that he was in fact in cosmonaut training it was like a thunderbolt we had never even suspected it. but i came out to revolution square. and barely recognized moscow muse rao's of people
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were crying hugging each other and laughing. yes bush i asked what happened. are you from another planet this is scud got in god got in went into space. chicks interviewed folks are all of human had descended from heaven. from the heights of twenty to twenty focal oh it's a pretty good little already on the high but from then from the gods and obviously everyone wondered if he had actually seen god. to govern didn't see god but he was almost treated as a god he was fascinated by the stasi and he became
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a superstar that everybody wanted to meet from the queen of england to a former roommates. here and there people are saying he's greed greed really great mighty he went where nobody had ever been before where i wanted to ask him a few questions if you wanted to have a chat and understand who he was he might be an alien now. meanwhile the guardian had a message that he wanted to send out to mankind. for three of those when he landed he said that earth was a wonderful place and everyone who lives on this planet must unites. and i emphasize that unites come together to take care of it. the message was for mankind but it was. people whose priorities were more down to. ask for an
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autograph a smile helped to feed livestock. my cattle needed a bit of support i had nothing to feed them i said what about some thede can your request that from the government. and he can get it with the police to get hold of bicycles in excuse me for saying this toilets from a building site because the city had been neglected going to build virtual whom he arranged proper drainage for the city all the streets were dug up. out of that yeah we. see everyone had plenty of questions for him i mean we constantly had visitors when he came over our house was always full of guests some need help with a grant others needed assistance getting into hospital she could come here and barely managed to talk to anybody. when she got a call from moscow she immediately went back there. but it and after the flight she
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belonged neither to himself nor to his family i mean not his wife and kids and not us. just. yet there. and you could go but look at both but if you don't i don't but. it's just. a but a big now. you know what but what you just. did not work . in this rare footage the cosmonaut is seen with his wife and two daughters it seems to vary the image of a peaceful and harmonious life but they're not alone the documentary crew was filming for a historical record. and he would have he didn't need it the country did he was a sort of symbol they'd bring him along to meet this person to go there or somewhere else he was exhausted and that's what he said my family. but.
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it's your. right but. you know. but back to back with my bit of work that when you have. been in my book i'm going to get better and you look up a bigger. this is. the page you know you don't know true also like to live it up you know. when he visited his parents and he drove a renault. he raced in his car like crazy i went with him once and never did it again. he needed to reduce the stress because he had so much responsibility and maybe the kind of pressure that can make you go crazy. he was only indignant and maybe dissatisfied because he wasn't allowed to fly that
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they basically put limits on him and he always asked to take a flight. can i fly and make fifteen anything i just want to fly all the time yes he used to say they won't let me fly there protecting me. on the twenty seventh of march nine hundred sixty eight on a routine training flight in a regular fighter jet along with flood e-mail city oregon an experienced flight instructor yuri good god and the world's first ever cosmonaut despite those attempts to protect him died. pittance in the end you start to think why god got in that what's the reason because there were others there at that time i was persia jumping there too which one has something not happened to us but happened to him of all people what a ridiculous turn of events that was rome it was wrong they made
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a mistake there particularly against god and. not long before that fateful day thirty three year old yuri gagarin said it seems that i will never die. he was signing his gypsum copy of a statue created by sculptor because i am at the pocono when a degenerate he says to me lucky yuri that you i say what do you mean very gory but i mean he will remain in people's minds like jesus christ who died of the same age and so he'll be for every young there that's what pushed hugo said and i answered you know it would be right if he had lived to the age of moses that it would be right.
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but for us he is still alive. we have depicted him not on a spaceship but on a russian troika he's driving this troika we were inspired by the song of the felt . there is a line that goes for you but you will always be this shining symbol proudly calling for a light in freedom. and . ukrainian fashions have come to our land it's a threat to russia its. premier is
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a small republican russia is a huge country and defend us. to long came to an end when the first moment of cocktail was thrown and our guys in stood there defending the law and order and we believed and. crimea has never surrendered to anyone and it never will. moonlight investigation of the fishing industry. reveals what fish farms waters. under me because. i spread all over norway is the most toxic food you have in the whole world. drowns out in the fischel inquiry
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furthermore tells restrictions. that. really knows what's inside the feeling of fish. the good woman and children on the news knowing the close women news is working with martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today to me i have a drawing. drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties that for the most part they have been very precise six flights. on this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is
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a little boy of eight. we do some of her service also which on the contrary. the one that i can confirm that we are operating in. afghanistan is the only other country like. afghanistan still countries. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa is a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back oh this can all that money really helped. the wages
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of debts. i guess story dame crimea's people in the region cast their votes on whether to remain part of ukraine or break away and ask to be reunited with russia. with my own eyes but this war machine has been here since the one nine hundred. and ever since parties camera crews searched crimea for russian troops and ten calls that the mainstream media insist are there but finds there are no words. plus emotions are high on the last day all over the paralympic winter games at. an all time record of eighteen medals. and in other news here on our t.v. the venezuelan government issues and ultimatum to anti-government rioters.

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